Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest (Japanese: パラダイムトリガーParadigm Trigger) is the name given to the twelfth and final main expansion of cards from the Sword & Shield Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (the Sword & Shield Era in Japan).
Silver Tempest was released on November 11, 2022 and is the final main expansion of the Sword & Shield Series. In Japan, it was released as Paradigm Trigger on October 21, 2022 and similarly serves as the twelfth and final expansion of the Sword & Shield Era. Silver Tempest consists of cards sourced from the Japanese Paradigm Trigger expansion, the Incandescent Arcana subset, cards from the Lost Abyss expansion and Dark Phantasma subset that were not localized in Lost Origin, and some remaining cards from the VMAX Climax subset.
VSTAR Powers are featured on Trainer cards for the first time since their introduction. These cards depict ancient artifacts, similar to those included in the Skyridge expansion, and tie in to the narrative that permeates the source Paradigm Trigger expansion. Paradigm Trigger features an unexplored faraway island where Pokémon live quietly and highlights numerous Fossil Pokémon and Pokémon with mysterious origins.
Silver Tempest was available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Paradigm Trigger was available in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Indonesian. Each Silver Tempest booster pack contains ten cards from the expansion, a Pokémon TCG Live code card, and either a basic Energy card or a VSTAR marker card. Each Paradigm Trigger pack contains five cards from the expansion.